The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets is a unique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world.The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope of languages; from Amharic and Chinese to Thai and Cree. Full script tables are given for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailed overview of its historical and linguistic context.New to this second edition: enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilized by world writing systems expanded to include more writing systems improved presentation of non-Roman scripts.
organised into ancient, contemporary and autochthonous writing systems many new entries on fascinating and lesser-known writing systemsThis handy resource is the ideal reference for all students and scholars of language and linguistics.
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